Health: Prostate Priorities

A new approach to the cancer that 1 in 6 American men will eventually get

NEXT TO SKIN cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men--so common that a man in the U.S. is 33% more likely to get prostate cancer than a woman is to get breast cancer. Yet in many ways, treatment of prostate cancer lags behind that of breast, colon and brain cancer. That's why the Prostate Cancer Foundation last week issued a call for a new approach to the disease, which already afflicts 2 million American men and will strike 230,000 more this year.

These are confusing times for prostate-cancer patients and doctors alike. The field was rocked this summer...

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